Edgar Chávez
Director of College Success

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Academic counseling
  • Access
  • Achievement gap
  • Charter schools
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Graduation rate
  • Hispanic students
  • Low-income students
  • Parent involvement
  • Race and diversity
  • Value of college

Edgar Chávez is the director of college success at Downtown College Prep charter schools in San José, California. DCP predominantly serves Latino, low-income, and middle and high school students preparing to be the first in their families to attend college and supports them through four-year college completion. Chavez leads and manages DCP’s college success programming across all DCP campuses, including educating parents and coaching teachers to engage with students in culturally relevant ways. As a San Francisco Bay Area native, first-generation immigrant and first-generation college graduate, Chavez is personally invested in supporting undocumented students to prepare for college. He began his work in college guidance in 2009 as a program director at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, where he oversaw academic enrichment programming for low-income, first-generation youth from East Palo Alto. Chavez received his bachelor’s degree with honors in comparative studies in race and ethnicity from Stanford University.